As hospitalizations and instances of COVID are on the rise nationwide, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday recommended updated COVID booster shot for Americans aged 6 months and older.
CDC Director Stresses The Importance Of Updated COVID Booster Shot
According to Abc News, in response to an increase in cases and hospitalizations nationwide, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday recommended an updated COVID booster shot for Americans aged 6 months and older. It happened a day after the FDA authorized and approved a new shot designed to combat the viral types that are now in circulation.
By the end of the week, pharmacies and some medical offices will have the vaccines for Moderna, Pfizer, and its partner BioNTech. Through private insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid, it will be mostly free.
CDC Director Mandy Cohen addressed safety concerns in an interview with ABC News Live on Tuesday evening and emphasized the significance of getting the updated COVID booster shot, saying it had been examined “more than any vaccine in history.”
Americans Are Advised To Get The Updated Covid Booster Shot
As per the report of PBS News Hour, all Americans are now being advised to get vaccinated in advance of the autumn and winter virus season, including children as young as 6 months old who are qualified for the updated COVID booster shot.
In a statement issued Tuesday in response to the panel’s vote, CDC Director Dr. Mandy Cohen stated: “CDC is now recommending updated COVID-19 vaccination for everyone 6 months and older to better protect you and your loved ones.”
The panel “basically started with a blank slate,” according to Dr. Matthew Daley, as they sought to reassess the vaccine recommendations in advance of this autumn.
They requested the CDC to collect information, including if healthy children and young people were still at risk of developing serious illness from the virus.